Salina Alternative Education
Superintendent of Schools
Welcome to Salina Alternative School!
The Salina Alternative Education Program was created to better meet the needs of Salina students who have been unsuccessful in the regular education program. The program is housed at 212 East Ferry, just southeast of the administration building.
Salina Alternative School is not a punishment program. It is a program for those whom there is no other program available. It is intended to lead students toward success in the mainstream of education through the use of innovative teaching techniques, access to counseling services, parenting services, job preparedness, individualized course study, flexible scheduling, lower student/teacher ratio (15:1 or less), and a more supportive team approach within the classroom atmosphere. Alt Ed provides an atmosphere that fosters open communication, mutual respect, and which maintains a safe environment for all.
Principals contact information:
Site: Salina Alternataive Education Salina High School Salina Middle School
Name: Rena Dalke, Director/Teacher Honesti Williams Debbie Cox Address: P.O. Box 98 P.O. Box 98 P.O. Box 98 212 East Ferry 910 N. Saltwell 909 N. Saltwell Salina, OK 74365 Salina, OK 74365 Salina, OK 74365
Phone: (918)434-5135 (918)434-5347 (918)434-2221 Fax: (918)434-8998 (918)434-5537 (918)434-5173
Debbie Morgan Office located in the High School P.O. Box 98 910 N. Saltwell Salina, OK 74365
History of Salina Alternative Education:
Applications are located in the High School Office. The application process for the program is intended to be both thorough and simple. Because a maximum of 15 students can be enrolled for the alternative program it is important that the students admitted are truly in need of the services and are likely to benefit from the program.
Applications may be referred by a school professional, a parent/guardian, or by a student themself. Once the application is received, the student’s academic records are reviewed, and interviews are conducted. The student, his or her parents or guardians, school personnel, and other sources are interviewed. The results of these interviews are discussed among the program’s staff. Those students deemed most appropriate for the program are enrolled, while others remain on the waiting list.
Before a student is accepted into the program, the student and his/her parents must sign a contract which states their willingness to comply with the school’s expectations, policies, and to be successful in the program. Students who fail to comply with this contract may be involuntarily returned to regular education classes.
Monday through Fridays
8:15a.m. to 12:15p.m.
Parent involvement is crucial for the success of every student in the program.
Counseling plays an important role in the alternative program, and all students are expected to participate actively in a broad range of counseling opportunities.